This is our second Saturday market with quite a solid harvest, both selection and quantity. Last week was fine, this week we've added the first of the fall spinach, also, an unexpected bushel of radish that sized up practically overnight, picked at the end of the day yesterday at … [Read more...] about Another good market day!
Friday's harvest to Saturday's market is the way it is! We still go direct from field to stand, with no cooler in between, and that seems to work out. And the stand itself hasn't changed much in the last few seasons: raw cedar bins on boards on sawhorses, baskets up front, under … [Read more...] about Friday harvest to Saturday market
Often heard about, never before seen first-hand, this is front-yard tiny farming in action—late fall edition. I'm at the home of Andrew and Sue and Margo, in a town of 70,000, leaning on the front porch rail on a residential street lined with single homes on small lots. Typical … [Read more...] about Front yard farming!
As a friendly reminder that the weather hasn't gone entirely haywire, the nights have been cold lately, freezing or below, and some days begin with a reassuring blanket of frost on the field. Here, the Swiss chard (it's trusty Fordhook Giant) is moments before melt-off in the … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the season…
On her last day of a week that flew by, Mami, WWOOFing from Japan, works to rejuvenate a bed of Swiss chard battered by the drought. Despite a fairly formidable language barrier, there was much conversation and laughter about life, times, Hollywood movies, smoking laser printers, … [Read more...] about Japan to the field!